Monaco GP chapter all but finished

I have written the race part of the Monaco Grand Prix chapter for my Senna versus Schumacher story. The chapter is now all but finished, with just the aftermath of the race needing work. I want to incorporate thingslike Pedro Lamy’s testing accident and reactions to the FIA’s rule changes into that. When that’s done, I’ll re-read the chapter and make any changes necessary. Then, next up is Spain.

Updated version of part I now available

It seems that the updated version of part I of The Encounter Down Under, which I uploaded some time last week, hasn’t been available. There seems to be something wrong with either me or the software I use. I’ll try to fix the problem tonight. In the mean time, the ‘old’ version of part I remains available for download.

Yes, the updated version of The Encounter Down Under, part I, is now available in the download section.

Excerpt of Monaco Grand Prix chapter

I’ve been working on the Monaco Grand Prix chapter of my Senna versus Schumacher story for about a week and a half, now. I have to say, it’s not easy to combine writing with my day job, caring for our baby boy Nathan, household chores, and giving the missus some attention, too.

However, I’ve completed both Thursday’s and Saturday’s practice and qualifying sessions for the 1994 Monaco Grand Prix, as well as written about all announcements by the FIA regarding rule changes, on Friday. Here’s an excerpt from the Monaco chapter:

On Friday morning, Ayrton Senna announced the re-formation of the GPDA: “At the drivers’ meeting today, we agreed to form the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association. It was agreed that the representatives of the GPDA will be myself, Michael Schumacher, Gerhard Berger, and Christian Fittipaldi. The GPDA requests representation and recognition within the FIA to improve the safety of Formula One, after the accidents of Rubens Barrichello, Roland Ratzenberger, and myself at Imola, and Karl Wendlinger, yesterday. At our meeting, we discussed to take immediate action to look at the next three Grand Prix circuits, together with the FIA, for possible improvements.”

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Back into the flow

Yesterday I spent just over an hour on The Encounter Down Under, and I must say I quickly got back into the flow. The preview part of the Monaco Grand Prix chapter is almost finished. Later this week I’ll work on Thursday’s and Saturday’s practice and qualifying, in which I plan to include one or more interviews by Ayrton Senna, too. After that, of course, the race…

Back on track with Monaco GP

Today I re-started my writing again with the first paragraphs for the Monaco Grand Prix. It’s my first writing since my wife gave birth to a baby boy: Nathan.

I started work by interpreting the goings-on since the San Marino race, with the FIA’s press statements, the Italian magistrates’ actions regarding the Imola circuit’s managing director et cetera.

The result for my alternate 1994 Monte Carlo race is already set, of course, but my task, now, is to write a good story for the race leading to this result. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.